Tomorrow is Prison Friday at Scission, but I have some plumbing issues to deal with, so I am advancing it one day.
I am returning once again to the Omaha Two. I will keep doing so until these men are free and someone pays the price for decades stolen from them. For those of you, still unfamiliar with the case, here is a briefing from the FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR MONDO WE LANGA AND ED POINDEXTER Facebook page:
On August 17, 1970, the Omaha, Nebraska Police Department received a 911 emergency phone call. The caller reported that a woman was screaming for help from a vacant house. The address given for the house was 2867 Ohio Street. The police arrived at the scene and started to investigate. No screaming woman was found. Near the doorway of the house was a suitcase. The officers stepped over the suitcase to get into the house. As a search of the house was being conducted, an explosion occurred. Police officer Larry Minard, who was near the suitcase, was killed instantly. Investigation showed that the suitcase contained dynamite and was set to explode when moved. Arrested for placing the bomb was Duane Peak, age 15. Peak was charged with first degree murder for planting the bomb. In an attempt to lighten his sentence, Peak implicated Mondo we Langa and Edward Poindexter.
Mondo we Langa was a known member of the NCCF (National Committee to Combat Fascism) This group consisted of Black Panther Party members who were working to protect the black community from police brutality. Mondo we Langa was Minister of Information in the NCCF and Ed was its Deputy Director. Mondo's and Ed’s political beliefs and actions were the principal reason that they were convicted. There are documents confirming that the FBI helped to suppress evidence in this case that would have completely discredited the key witness against the convicted men. At the time of the bombing, the FBI had implemented an operation known as COINTELPRO (counter intelligence program) to spy on U.S. citizens and to "neutralize" individuals and groups who were working to advance the human and constitutional rights of African Americans and Native Americans as well as any other individuals and groups deemed by the FBI to be a "clear and present danger to the security of the United States." The documents were obtained from the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act.
Much evidence has surfaced which provides more proof of the innocence of these two men and the conspiracy to put them away. For some of that here are just a few Scission stories:
Now, the media in general has chosen to turn its collective back on this total miscarriage of anything even approaching justice. We all know that and we all know why.
There is one guy, I don't know much about him, but he is intent on not letting Mondo and Ed be forgotten. His name is Michael Richardson. Michael has written extensively about the FBI's Operation COINTELPRO and is working on a book about the "Omaha Two" imprisoned in the last COINTELPRO conviction in 1971. His body of work on the persecution of Mondo and Ed can be found here. I just want to thank him for his efforts.
Here is his latest piece from the Examiner.